Celebrate the Lunar New Year with FlyOver Canada!

For a limited time, FlyOver Canada presents Flight of the Dragon, a flight ride experience that takes you over the breathtaking Chinese countryside and renowned landmarks.


FlyOver Canada invites all guests to come and enjoy both FlyOver Canada and Flight of the Dragon; two virtual flight rides for the regular admission price! Save time onsite, buy tickets online now.

The Flight of the Dragon Experience
Start your experience off in our pre-show room, where you will see beautiful festive decorations and still images of Chinese New Year celebrations. Then, buckle up your seat-belt and get prepared for our virtual flight ride double feature!


First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon. Then, remain seated and take off once again shortly after to experience the Ultimate Flying Ride, FlyOver Canada, a thrilling virtual flight ride that takes you across Canada from east-to-west. Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents, mist in addition to the movement of your seat to make you feel like you are truly flying. 
The complete experience will last between 20 – 25 minutes.


Entrance/Show Times

Entrance times are every 20 minutes.

Please note that the queuing area is partially exposed to the elements. They suggest that guests dress accordingly for the weather, particularly on weekends when there may be wait times.

To avoid entrance lineups, FlyOver Canada strongly suggests purchasing FastLane Admission tickets on weekends . Purchase your FastLane tickets now.

{{GIVEAWAY}} ENCHANT Christmas Light Maze and Market 

Enchant, the world’s largest Christmas light maze will be coming to Vancouver for its inaugural event, starting November 25th, and running until December 31st, 2016.


The family-friendly festival will include a 55,000 square foot maze of light sculptures, a 64-foot Christmas Tree, live performances, an outdoor fire pit, and a sprawling marketplace including food and drink vendors serving mulled wine, specialty coffees, and holiday beers. Enchant will run from November 25th and end on New Year’s Eve with a firework finale.

Enchant’s Christmas market will combine a variety of local vendors and artisans for holiday shopping, and guests will get a chance to browse speciality products from talented craftsmen/women, as well as enjoy delicious seasonal treats from 12 food trucks. There will also be a licensed eating area where of-age guests can enjoy a sip of their favorite holiday drink, including mulled wine, craft beers, buttered rum, eggnog, and much more.

Enchant will also feature a VIP lounge for private parties and holiday get-togethers. Guests can enjoy a private lounge with a beautiful atmosphere where they can relax, socialize and celebrate in style. The VIP Lounge includes an exclusive entrance into the light maze, a private bar, access to all of the food trucks, and customizable entertainment options.

Lastly, Enchant 2016 will debut a special new Christmas storybook written by local storyteller Leanne Johnston and illustrated by Sebastian S.C. The story follows the aftermath of a disastrous snowstorm that hits the North Pole the night before Christmas. Children around the world are asked to explore the enchanted light fields of the North and search for the missing reindeer in an attempt to help Santa and save the world’s biggest holiday.

Guests will be able to bring home this beautifully illustrated storybook as a souvenir of this unforgettable event. It’ll be available for purchase at the exit of the light maze or can be pre-ordered with tickets.

{{The Giveaway}}

We’ve got a 2pk of Adult admission tickets to GIVEAWAY for the media night on November 24th to two lucky readers (Kids under 16 are free for this event only, 5 and under are free for regular times) That means, I’m drawing 2 WINNERS! This contest is open to residents of the Greater Vancouver Area and Sea to Sky Corridor only! Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below. Winners announced November 15th, 2016.

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Celebrate Halloween at FlyOver Canada! {{Giveaway}}

Join Broomelda at the Haunted Witches Academy before a flight across Canada!

Everyone’s favourite witch Broomelda is back and ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across Canada. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is easy… just survive! Broomelda will welcome you to the academy before leading you onto the Ultimate Flying Ride.

The complete Halloween at FlyOver Canada experience will last between 20 – 25 minutes including:

  • The Ultimate Flying Ride FlyOver Canada, a breathtaking 8-minute flight ride experience
  • Broomelda’s Witches Academy Themed Pre-Show
  • Your very own Official Witch Academy Diploma to take home
  • Halloween theming and spine-tingling decorations
  • Witches and Wizards of all ages are encouraged to dress up!

This annual, family-friendly tradition has a ‘spook-factor’ suitable for those aged 4 years and up. Children must be at least 102cm (40″) to participate on the ride. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress in costume. Don’t miss this special seasonal offering at Vancouver’s must-see attraction FlyOver Canada. Get your tickets on-site or online at www.flyovercanada.com.
Halloween at FlyOver Canada

Date: October 13 to October 31, 2016

Time:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Original FlyOver Canada Film 10am – 3pm
  • Halloween Special 4pm – 9pm
  • Saturday’s, Sunday’s and October 31st – Halloween Special 10am – 9pm

General Admission

  • Adult $19.95 plus tax
  • Student / Youth / Senior $16.95 plus tax
  • Child $11.95 plus tax

FastLane

  • Adult $21.95 plus tax
  • Student / Youth / Senior $18.95 plus tax
  • Child $13.95 plus tax

FlyOver Canada has given me TWO pairs of Adult General Admission tickets to giveaway! This giveaway is open to residents of the Greater Vancouver area and the Sea to Sky Corridor, 18 years and older. Draw date with be October 12th. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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{{Featured Post}} The Ghost Train at Stanley Park. Oct 9th – Nov 1, 2015 {Giveaway}

Sing with me…

It’s the most wonderful time…of the year!

Poe Pumpkin

Well at least for my family! We are obsessed with all things Hallowe’en, so whenever the seasonal attractions start opening, we quickly fill our calendar with spooky events to visit throughout the season. Ours kids get braver every year, so this year, we are headed to the Ghost Train at Stanley Park.

The Ghost Train at Stanley Park

This year’s theme is ‘Horror Classics’. You can be sure to see Dracula, Frankenstein and the Phantom of the Opera popping up throughout the ride.

The Ghost Train is open October 9th through November 1st, 2015, closed October 12th for Thanksgiving.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday 5:30-9:30pm

Friday to Sunday 5:30 – 10pm

Matinee Train

Friday to Sunday 11am – 5:30pm

Ticket Prices (Includes GST)

Adult (18 – 64 years) $11.00
Senior (65+ years) $8.00
Child/youth (3 – 17 years) $8.00
Children 2 years and under FREE
Matinee train $6.00

Click here to buy your tickets! 

The Ghost Train at Stanley Park
The 2nd annual Spooky Barn is open all operating hours. Enjoy this fun, indoor, haunted addition to our family friendly event.
Escape from the weather and have a Spooky good time for just $2 per person. Spooky Barn will be available for both matinee and evening show times.

{{GIVEAWAY}}

We have a pass (admits 2) to the Ghost Train at Stanley Park for October 14th to giveaway to one lucky Raincity Parent reader! Enter via the Rafflecopter link below. Contest open to residents of the Greater Vancouver area only. Winner must be able to attend the Ghost Train on October 14th, 2015.

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The Drop Zone Vancouver, Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. #EasterSeals

Are you ready to conquer your fear of heights while raising money benefitting the Easter Seals?!

The Drop Zone

Be sure to head downtown this Wednesday to The Drop Zone, and join some fellow Vancouverites as they strap in and rappel down a 20-storey office tower to raise funds towards the Easter Seals.

The Drop Zone

To register, please visit www.thedropzone.ca/vancouver

Cost: $50

Location: 999 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Time: 8am – 5pm

Easter Seals Drop Zone

About Easter Seals:

The Easter Seal buses began in 1947 and were established to transport children with disabilities to school. From there, they were used to transport children to hospitals, schools, treatment centres and community recreational facilities. Now, there is housing and camps available to serve children with disabilities as well as the well-known Timmy’s Christmas Telethon.

With generous donations and fundraising, the Easter Seals have helped many families of children with disabilities and helped give these children, abilities.

Easter Seals British Columbia Lions Society For Children With Disabilities

Do you have the smarts to make your escape in time?! #Krakit

Have you ever had a dream about being trapped somewhere and you had to solve riddles and clues to get you out?

Trapped in a room

They always seem to be occurring in uncomfortable environments like decrepit mental hospitals, abandoned buildings or during an apocalypse.

Well now, you can make that dream a reality (without the impending death part).

Krakit

Krakit is a new Room Escape experience, located in Burnaby. There are four theme rooms to choose from: Butcher, Asylum, Zombie Apocalypse and currently, Nightmare Before Christmas, where you get to test your thinking skills to successfully escape within 45 minutes before your fate is sealed.

Solve clues hidden right before your eyes to proceed throughout the experience. On occasion you may even have a visitor pop up while you’re concentrating on your task at hand.

Krakit is a fantastic addition to a night out before having dinner or hitting up the local bar. Grab your friends and work together as a team or organize a team building experience with your colleagues or community group.

My best friend from childhood joined me as we pursued The Asylum. She was “the friend” who, at every sleepover, insisted on renting Horror movies. She was the bravest of all of us back then, but now…mwah ha ha ha, it’s payback sista! She even wore a MASSIVE ring just in case we needed protection!

Protection

Together, we read clues, turned the rooms upside down and communicated with each other to try to solve the riddles. Throughout the game, you are allowed three “helps” in the event of getting stuck. With both of us being too stubborn to ask for help, we burned up a lot of our time in the first room. We did cave at one point and ask for help. Apparently everyone does it, so we really aren’t that lame 😉

The second room was easier for us as we quickly made it through the clues, unlocking various objects. We even got spooked a couple of times, throwing us off our concentration and adding to the excitement!

In the end, we finished 5 minutes past the allotted time, but it was totally worth it. We had so much fun and learned how well we work together. I think we need to try out for Amazing Race Canada next! We’ve already planned to go back to try another room and we’re going to bring more friends with us.

Krakit

Krakit Escape Game is located at : 4035 North Road, Burnaby, BC, V3J 1S3

Easily accessible just steps away from the Lougheed skytrain station

North of Lougheed Hwy on the West Side of North Rd

Phone: (604) 484-6552

E-mail: info@krakit.ca

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION: *bookings outside of regular hours possible please contact us for more info*

Monday-Thursday 3:00pm – 11:30pm

Friday 3:00pm -12:30am

Saturday 11:00am – 12:30am

Sunday 11:00am – 11:30pm

Cost

Each single Escape Game per person is $22.00 (taxes included)

Tuesdays all games are $10/person (NOT including taxes)

Is it your birthday? Then your game is free *the day of your birthday.

To book your Room Escape experience at Krakit, click here.

Visit Krakit on Facebook and Twitter too!